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The Consular Services Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned with serving Bahraini nationals outside the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as residents and foreign nationals inside the Kingdom by following official legal methods to facilitate transactions and procedures for Bahrainis, foreign nationals and communities to benefit in the shortest time possible from consular services and state ministries’ services.

On the other hand, the Consular Services Division is the link between embassies and consulates of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad and ministries and governmental institutions inside the Kingdom, as well as between foreign embassies residing and accredited abroad and the ministries of the state.

The Consular Services Division provides the Kingdom's ministries and citizens of the Kingdom of Bahrain many consular services that contribute to facilitating procedures at home and abroad. The number of consular services undertaken by the Division is 28.

Among the consular services that can be provided to citizens of the Kingdom abroad, and foreigners are:
- Replacement of Bahraini passports
- Issuance of Laissez-passer to facilitate the return to the Kingdom of Bahrain for newborns, and for those who are exposed to theft or loss of their identity papers, which include passports and identity cards
- Submit requests to obtain a certificate of good conduct for citizens and foreigners

Further information about the Division’s main services:

1. Bahraini Passport: Bahraini citizens wishing to exchange their expired Bahraini passports and are outside the Kingdom can refer to the Kingdom's embassies and consulates abroad to submit a replacement request.

Service Eligibility Requirements:
- Personal or legal representative must be present to implement the service in any embassy or consulate general of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad, and in the absence of any diplomatic mission in the country of residence, please contact the nearest embassy / consulate to look into the matter.
- In case of any change in the passport, refer to the head of the mission or their representative.

Documents to be submitted:
- A letter addressed to the head of mission.
- Service application form.
- Two front personal photos according to the specifications mentioned in the attachment: Here

Fee:
- BD 10 or its equivalent in the currency of the country of residence.
- BD 5 for those over 60 years old

Procedures:
- Head to the nearest embassy or consulate general and make sure to provide the documents required above, and to follow the procedures for submission.
- Fill out and sign the form for providing the service.
- Head to the concerned employee and show the required documents and the review number.
- Pay the fees due.
- The application and all attached documents will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in turn will transfer the application to Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) for processing.

Replacement form:
For more information: kindly refer to the website of the Ministry of Interior in the Kingdom of Bahrain:
Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) - Ministry of Interior

2. Laissez-passer: Only Bahraini nationals can obtain this service by going to the nearest embassy or consulate of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in the following cases:
- Children of nationals born outside the Kingdom.
- In the event that the passport is stolen or lost abroad.
- The father, the legal representative, or the owner of the lost / stolen passport must be present.
- Issuing a report of theft or loss from the (concerned country) and legalising it at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Documents required:
- For those born abroad
1. Service application form
2. A clear, recent, 4×6 colored front photo with a white background
3. A copy of the birth certificate
4. A copy of the identity card of the father, mother or grandfather
5. A copy of the marriage certificate

- For lost or stolen passport abroad:
1. Service application form.
2. A clear, recent, 4×6 colored front photo with a white background
3. A copy of the theft or loss report from the nearest police station in the city in which the applicant resides.

Procedures:
- Going to the nearest embassy or consulate general to submit an application for issuing a laissez-passer, making sure to provide the required documents, and to follow the regulatory procedures for submission.
- Filling out the form for providing the service.

The application and all attached documents will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in turn will transfer the application to Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs for processing.

For more information: You can refer to the website of the Ministry of Interior in the Kingdom of Bahrain:
Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs - Ministry of Interior

3. Entry visas: Those wishing to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain can verify the possibility of obtaining an entry visa through the website of the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence, where many nationalities can obtain the required visas through the website, or upon arrival at one of the ports of the Kingdom of Bahrain, or by applying to one of the Missions of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad to submit the application via the website.

For information on entry visas, you can visit the following link:
The online Visa site for the Kingdom of Bahrain

With regard to work visas and residence permits, the required information can be verified from the following website:
Entry visas for work, residence permits

4. Certificate of good conduct: The Ministry facilitates obtaining certificates of good conduct for citizens residing abroad, and foreigners who worked and left the Kingdom, by referring to the Kingdom's embassies and consulates abroad, where the application is sent to the General Administration of Criminal Investigation to obtain the required certificate.

Documents required:
- Filling the form required to obtain a certificate of good conduct, provided that fingerprints are black and approved by the security authority or the Kingdom of Bahrain mission.
- Specifying the reason for obtaining the certificate (work, immigration, ...) and the country in which it is intended to be used
- 2 photos with a blue background
- A copy of the previous passport (during the period of the applicant's stay in the Kingdom) and the current passport.
- A copy of the residence permit issued by the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence with the passport.
- Copies of the first and last entry visa, if there are any.
- A copy of the identify card of the CPR number.

Fees:
- Certificate issuance fee (an amount of one Bahraini dinar or its equivalent in the local currency of the state.)

Procedures:
- Go to the nearest embassy or consulate to apply for a certificate of good conduct. Provide the required documents and adhere to procedures.
- Fill in the form

The application and all attached documents will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will transfer them to the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation for the necessary steps.
Application Form for a certificate of good conduct

5. Issues of Bahraini citizens, GCC, and Arab citizens and foreigners’ affairs: - Following up the issues of citizens and residents at home and abroad with concerned authorities in the Kingdom and missions abroad.
- Following up the issues of Bahraini citizens and foreign residents in Bahrain with their respected accredited missions to the Kingdom.
- Following up files on recall of Bahraini citizens residing or on visits abroad with the concerned authorities in host countries.
- Following up the implementation of Bahraini Judicial sentence of Bahraini citizens living abroad and national of other countries in coordination with Bahrain missions abroad and foreign missions accredited to Bahrain for execution.
- Reporting or notifying Bahraini Citizens involvement in judicial cases to the countries where they are residing or visiting.
- Reporting judicial cases (required to be delivered through diplomatic channels) relating to foreign nationals living in their respective countries or other states, through the missions of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad, or through the foreign missions accredited to the Kingdom.
- Coordinating applications for visits of diplomatic and consular missions accredited to the country to their detained nationals at the security authorities’ rehabilitation centers in the country.
- Following up the issues of the citizens of the Kingdom who are banned from entering some countries, with the ban countries, to enquire about the reasons and help to lift the ban.
- Following up the issues of the foreign nationals banned from traveling or entering the Kingdom of Bahrain, with the concerned authorities in the kingdom through their accredited missions.
- Monitoring disasters and wars across the world, and issuing warnings to Bahraini citizens in the affected countries to take safety precautions.
- Following up and studying all world countries’ new circulars, laws and regulations with regard to foreign residents and informing the concerned authorities in the Kingdom.

6. Aircraft and Ship licenses: - Following up of applications for new permits for Bahrain's official and military ships with the concerned authorities in foreign countries through the missions of the Kingdom of Bahrain abroad and accredited missions to the Kingdom.
- Following up applications for daily and annual permits for airplanes of the royal air force in the Kingdom of Bahrain with the concerned authorities in foreign states, in coordination with the Kingdom’s missions abroad.
- Following up applications for daily and annual permits for military airplanes of the Bahrain Defense Force with the concerned authorities of foreign states through the Kingdom of Bahrain missions abroad.
- Follow-up on requests for permits for foreign aircraft and vessels by embassies accredited to the Kingdom with the relevant authorities in the Kingdom.
- Follow-up of requests for landing and passage permits for other aircraft chartered by official authorities for other tasks.

7. Services to facilitate the transfer of the bodies of Bahraini citizens deceased abroad to the Kingdom of Bahrain: The Ministry, in coordination with the Kingdom's embassies and consulates abroad, facilitates procedures for the return of the bodies of the deceased of Bahraini citizenship, at their families’ request.

Procedure: - Citizens apply to the embassy or consulate of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the country in which they are located to report the death case.
- Citizens shall provide the necessary information related to the deceased, including his personal data, the cause of death, the place of death. Information of the people accompanying the deceased shall also be provided, in addition to the information of his relatives in the Kingdom of Bahrain, who will complete the procedures for receiving the body upon his arrival at Bahrain International Airport.
- The Kingdom's embassy or consulate abroad informs the Consular Services Division of the citizen's demise, and in turn, the Division completes the necessary procedure and coordinates with the Ministry of Health to prepare a vehicle to transport the body at the request of the deceased's relatives.

8. Facilitating procedures for transporting the bodies of foreign deceased persons to their countries outside the Kingdom of Bahrain, or burying them in the Kingdom of Bahrain: The Ministry issues permits to receive the bodies of foreign deceased persons in the Kingdom, in order to facilitate their deportation to their countries or their burial in the Kingdom of Bahrain, after verifying all the submitted documents.

Documents required to transport the body abroad:
- The original death certificate.
- A no-objection certificate from the concerned embassy stating that the embassy has no objection to receiving the body and transporting it abroad. In the absence of an embassy, a no-objection certificate issued by the deceased's employer and signed by the sponsor must be submitted, along with a copy of the sponsor's ID card.
- The ID card and original passport of the deceased.
- The original ID card of the person who will receive the body from the morgue.
- The original ID card of the applicant to receive the body certificate.
- The ticket to transport the body.

Procedure:
- The Consular Services Division (Legalization Section) receives the request to obtain a permit to receive the body of any foreign citizen directly, through the submission of the authorized person from the embassy of the deceased.
- The employee ensures that all the required documents are submitted, and therefore issues the required certificate and delivers it to the authorized person.

The documents required for the burial of the body in the Kingdom of Bahrain:
- The original death certificate (if any) or medical notice of the cause of death.
- A non-objection certificate from the concerned embassy stating that the embassy has no objection to receiving the body and burying it in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In the absence of an embassy, a no-objection certificate issued by the deceased's employer and signed by the sponsor, along with a copy of the sponsor's ID card.
- The original ID card and passport of the deceased.
- The original ID card of the person who will receive the body from the morgue.
- The original ID card of the applicant to receive the body certificate.

Procedure:
- The Consular Services Division receives a request to obtain a permit to receive the body of any foreign citizen directly, through the submission of the authorized person from the embassy of the deceased.
- The employee ensures that all the required documents are submitted, and therefore issues the required certificate and delivers it to the authorized person.

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